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of the things they want to end in this country. t.j.? >> all right, thank you. >>> and president obama weighing in on egypt's political future during an interview with fox's bill o'reilly on sunday. he reiterated his call for an orderly and meaningful transition saying that egyptian president mubarak needs to know the time for change is now. >> only he knows what he's going to do. but here's what we know. egypt is not going to go back to what it was. the egyptian people want freedom, they want free and fair elections. they want a representative government. they want a responsive government. >> we'll have much more on president obama's sitdown with bill o'reilly coming up in the next half-hour. >>> with egypt now taking the first steps toward a political transition, what could it mean for u.s. diplomacy? or foreign affairs correspondent, jill doughterty, is live for us in washington. two big developments. i mean, we heard the president as well as secretary of state give their take on the situation in egypt and also that meeting yesterday between the vice president and some of the opposition grou
the president. i was traveling with him yesterday to marquette, michigan. late into the evening president obama when he returned to the white house was in meetings with his national security team. you look at yesterday afternoon when president obama was speaking to the crowd in marquette, michigan. he seemed quite hopeful that president mubarak would go quite a bit further than he actually did. president obama saying to the crowd there that we are witnessing history unfold and this is a moment of transformation. by the evening a decidedly different tone and lengthy statement the president put out. almost a point by point almost rebuttal to president mubarak's message. i'll read you a portion of it that the president put out. president obama saying too many egyptians remain unconvinced that the government is serious about a genuine transition to democracy and responsibility of the government to speak clearly to the egyptian people and the world. president obama goes on to say the egyptian government must put forward a credible, concrete and unekwif cal path and they have not yet seized that oppo
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," a secret record was ordered by president obama last summer of the potential 81 rest in the arab world. it was called "presidential study directive." the report shows a number of countries, specifically, egypt that could seek political reform. and it sought for proposals to push countries for reform. >>> schools across the state of wisconsin will be closed today as thousands and others will walk off the job to protest in the state capital. 40% of state teachers called off sick yesterday. a lot of kids boycotted classes in a show of sympathy. as 10,000 protesters demonstrated in the staete capital. and president obama has called it an assault on unions. it's something teachers say they have to nip in the bud. >> i agonized over it. i don't think there's a single teacher that can stand down here and say i loved calling in sick today. however, this bullying needs to be taken care of. and this bullying needs to be shown what it is that's important to the citizens of wisconsin. >> there's got to be fairness and taxpayers who foot the bill for all of us. >> again, the governor's position on
. >> your message to president obama is what? >> my message to president obama and i have lots of respect for him and i worked with him in the last year of my tenure and i have a lot of admiration for him, but i tell him, you need to review your policy and you need to let go of mubarak. you shouldn't be behind the curve. you need to start building confidence with the people and not with the people who are smothering the people. >> all right, we want to go live to cairo right now. our anderson cooper is there for us this morning. anderson, hello to you. called a day for a march of millions. does it appear they are on their way to that? >> it's hard to give you an actual crowd estimate but i'll step aside and show you the crowd here because this is the largest crowd that we have seen so far in liberation square and i'm not sure if the pictures from this angle do it justice but just wall-to-wall people here and standing shoulder to shoulder. this protest which began four hours ago here in cairo, but it still continues to grow. more people continue to pour into this square. it's very difficul
obama has been getting plenty of criticism from those about how he's handling the crisis in egypt. now he's getting new criticism, some fresh criticism from a former house speaker, newt gingrich, who says the president isn't ready for the pro-s on this. he's taking aim at the white house with their envoy, saying they can't get on the same page. >> look, i think the fact that they appointed a very able diplomat, frank wisner flea markets -- frank wisner, and we're contradicting him. john bolden said it's inconceivable that they would be this clumsy and this out of sync with -- just with themselves. forget the arab world. they can't get the white house and special envoy to be on the same page. >> wisner publicly stated that mubarak should remain in office now in order to maintain order. but then the white house came back through the press secretary and said that wisner does not speak for the administration. >>> also new to tell you about this morning, the first lady, michelle obama. she is marking the one-year anniversary of her let's move campaign to reduce childhood obesity. we're expe
legitimatized, we even fortified. i think we're partly responsible for that. >> president obama is condemning the brutal response from the gadhafi regime. it's the first time he spoke in public about this since the uprising started. >> the suffering and bloodshed is outrageous and it is unacceptable. so are threats and orders to shoot peaceful protesters and further punish the people of libya. these actions violate international norms and every standard of common decency. this violence must stop. >> well, the president also said he's dispatching secretary of state hillary clinton to geneva for international talks aimed at stopping the violence. the white house said that it took so long for the president to speak because of concerns of safety of americans in libya. >> a major reversal on gay marriage from the obama administration. the president has now ordered the justice department to stop defending the defense of marriage act in court. you'll remember this is the 1996 law that says that marriage is between one man and one woman. justice has been defending it in court, the past two years, but
president obama's budget plan and it reportedly cuts 1.1 trillion from the budget. but, a lot of people already saying that is not enough. >>> also, can he beat president obama in 2012? donald trump doesn't think so, but he got booed when he said it. congressman ron paul won this weekend in a conservative convention. will he be able to make another one in the white house? we'll ask him when he joins us in 30 minutes. >>> hello and welcome. it's the day that many love to hate. >> oh, everybody loves it, valentine's day, great day. >> i love valentine's day personally, but i know that others cringe with the thought of measuring up, the high pkt tagss for the guys up there. >> those expectations should be there every day of the year. today is the only day you are giving your woman rose, you've got a problem. >> there you have it. thanks so much for joining us this morning. i'm kiran. >> i'm t.j. holmes. glad you could be here with us. we're going to start in egypt. things are a lot different in egypt today than they have been for the past three decades, but things are starting to get back
. exciting stuff. maybe it doesn't sound exciting, but affects all of us. president obama's money team is getting ready this morning to try to sell this thing, this 2012 huge budget proposal to congress. and today treasury secretary tim geithner, white house budget director, jacob lou and health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius will all get the chance to make the administration's case for the spending plan, a plan that includes more than $1 trillion to try to chip away at the deficit. >>> you can't cut $1 trillion in spending without affecting somebody. and a lot of somebodies. you, maybe. we'll bring in christine romans here now. and again, this is just a proposal. it's a request, a long way to go. >> that's right. >> but still, people are talking about a lot of things that could affect just about all of us. >> i think it has to go through 40 committees, 20 subcommittees. this is a long, tortured process. but if a budget is a reflection of the values and the goals of your president, than here is what you've got in here. there are a lot of different proposals. these are j
, we're used to her taking on the president. but why would she be taking on michelle obama this time? we'll explain. >>> if you're looking for work, how you can reinvent yourself so you're more attractive to new employers. it's 13 minutes past the hour. [ male announcer ] your hard work has paid off. and you want to pass along as much as possible to future generations. at northern trust, we know what works and what doesn't. as one of the nation's largest wealth managers, we can help you manage the complexities of transferring wealth. seeking to minimize taxes while helping maximize what's passed along. because you just never know how big those future generations might be. ♪ expertise matters. find it at northern trust. >>> 16 minutes past the hour now. minding your business. some major airlines say they were going to increase your fees. well, they're already rolling that back. well, your fares, i should say, actually. this started just on monday. these cuts mostly would affected the first class and business class travelers. but they were upping the prices as much as $120 on some ro
egypt and the u.s. talking behind the scenes. the u.s. and the president, president obama, saying the transition must begin now. now, is he and the administration as nuanced on the phone and behind the scenes talks as the public stance is? >> we're hearing from administration officials that the conversations are very candid and very frank, but publicly what we're hearing and privately what we're hearing kind of behind the scenes and on background is very calculated, very careful statements from this administration, from this white house. what we're hearing most recently is that this white house and the obama administration is very carefully ramping up the pressure here, trying to get that orderly transition of power that we've heard so much about, under way and under way immediately. vice president biden spoke over the phone to the egyptian vice president yesterday in a read out of that phone call i'll read you part of it, it says vice president biden urged inclusive negotiations begin immediately in order for egypt to transition to a democratic government that addresses the aspir
here in the studio. >>> president obama has kicked the habit, at least according to the first lady. during a round table with reporters yesterday michelle obama says it's been almost a year since the president smoked a cigarette. what made him stop? she says that the president wants to be able to tell his daughters the truth if they ask whether or not daddy smokes. >>> also coming up on this "american morning," the government has its report out on those runaway toyotas. you remember those acceleration problems? some people aren't buying what the government is selling now. we'll explain. >>> also, lindsay lohan expected to go before a new judge today to face new charges that could land her in jail. >>> also, a college coach gives a lifesaving gift to one of his players. one of his kidneys. you'll love this story this morning. 10 minutes past the hour on this "american morning." ♪ what do you see yourself doing after you do retire? client comes in and they have a box. and inside that box is their financial life. people wake up and realize. "i better start doing something." we open
of the egyptian people tell us that this is one of those moments. >> president obama and the egyptian people making a big push for change. but egypt's embattled leader is still clinging to power. we have new developments on the situation in egypt as we speak on this "american morning." >>> welcome. thanks for being with us here on this february 2nd, groundhogs day. >> thank you. barely made it back. spending time in the dominican and a lot of flights canceled. >> glad you made it back. >> i'm t.j. holmes. we need to tell you about this storm. we weren't just, you know, blowing smoke, quite frankly. this one lived up to the hype. cities across this country are shut down right now. take a look at the map. this storm has been moving east but stretched over 2,000 miles. talking about one-third of the country affected. 100 million people affected. blizzard warnings in eight states now. and the weather service is telling you folks in chicago, do not go out. the fire department in chicago has had to rescue people. they are expecting up to two feet of snow. that would be the most they've ever gotten
of chicago. the former obama chief of staff who ran for chicago, he got 55% of the vote in yesterday's voting because he got more than 50%, that means he can avoid a runoff. in his victory speech, he joked about the flap that came up during the campaign about whether or not he had the right residency to run. >> thank you, chicago. for this humbling victory. all i can say, you sure know how to make a guy feel at home. >> he'll be taking office in mid may. he'll be taking office from richard daly who is retiring after more than 20 years in office. >>> how about this one? an elderly woman may be alive today thanks to her love of pizza. and she really loves pizza. the 82-year-old woman ordered dominos every single day for three years. so when workers at the store she ordered from didn't hear from her in a few days, they thought something was wrong. here's what happened. >> she always ordered a large, thin crust pepperoni pizza with two diet cokes. >> i said she hasn't called for three days, i said i've got to go. he said, no, you don't have to do that. and i said, yeah, i do. >> sure enough, the
know, president obama and michelle obama on the guest list. fergie's not on the guest list for the wedding, 1,900 people are. and you know who's on it? this guy, john haley. you ever heard of him? no one had until today. this guy was the landowner of the local pub that kate middleton and her family used to go to. this guy was so excited. he couldn't believe he got this invitation. so he's saying, i don't know what i'm going to wear and i don't know what i'm going to get them as a present. he's so excited. william and kate used to go to his pub and have these cozy dinners will. >> pretty cute. speaking of cozy, we need an excuse to show the pictures. this is so cute. t.j. doesn't feel the same way, but i can't help it. i love this. >> it is cute and also an inspiration to book a spa appointment here. these guys are in nagano, japan. they're snow monkeys, lounging in this hot spring and sleeping and up to their shoulders in hot water. basically they used to steal bananas and food and be a royal pain to everyone in the area, but then they built the monkeys this hot spring. and
obama hitting the road to hear from small business owners. we're going to hear details on his trip coming up. >>> and also this morning, the rising prices of oil now fueling fears of higher airline prices, as well. we'll have details on just how much more you could be paying. it's 19 minutes past the hour on this "american morning." for those of us who have lactose intolerance, let's raise a glass to cookies just out of the oven. to the morning bowl of cereal. and to lactaid® milk. easy to digest and with all the calcium and vitamin d of regular milk. [ female announcer ] lactaid®. the original lactose-free milk. the smell of home made chili whatever scents fill your and vithousehold,regular milk. purina tidy cats scoop helps neutralize odors in multiple cat homes... keeping your house smelling like it should. purina tidy cats scoop. keep your home smelling like home. >>> 22 minutes past the hour now on this "american morning." it is election day in chicago. everybody watching to she whether or not rahm emanuel will get his dream job. you'll remember he left the white house a pre
. he also served on president obama's deficit commission, which issued a plan to deal with those big issues. he's one of the people who sounded the alarm about addressing those costly programs. and he's in manchester, new hampshire, this morning. thank you so much for joining us. >> thanks for having me on. i appreciate it. >> we're glad to get your take on this. we had the president who laid out his blueprint, the gop plan vastly different. calling for about $61 billion to cuts to domestic programs this year alone. when you know from experience having a front seat at that, vastly different plans, how do they come together? >> well, it doesn't really matter if they come together, because neither of them address the fundamental problem. it's sort of like how many discretionary cuts can dance on the head of a pin argument. there's no way to get to the bottom line of moving our deficit and debt down no matter how much you cut it. >> i do want to ask you about the entitlements. that is going to be big, but $61 billion in domestic program cuts? that's the gop -- the house gop proposal. is
of the building is set to begin in july in you'll that, arizona. the measure goes to president obama's desk. >>> we go to egypt, day 17 of protests there. protesters are demands, of course, that president mubarak step down. thousands of workers are going on strike. they are demands better pay, better working conditions. some include employees in the oil, railway and communications industries. we'll have a live update from there a little later this hour. >> osama bin laden is not our biggest threat. homeland security secretary janet napolitano spoke to congress yesterday about how the hunt for al qaeda is now shifting. >> there is no question that we have made many important strides in securing our country from terrorism since 9/11. but the threat continues to evolve. and in some ways, the threat today may be at its most heightened state since the attacks nearly ten years ago. >> the head of the national counterterrorism center also said that the al qaeda cell in yemen is now the biggest threat to the u.s. and its lead, picture there had, anwar al awlaki was there and is the responsible for
: president obama wants to hire 10,000 highly qualified science and math teachers like gary in the next year. 100,000 over the next decade. a lofty goal to fix a critical problem. >> everybody good with that? >> you have some top ceos in the nation going into the president and screaming that the workforce that they're getting is not the workforce that they absolutely require to sustain a growing economy. >> reporter: it's a catch 22. u.s. students lag in achievement in math and science. those who do go into these fields often don't want to trade six-figure corporate salaries for lower teacher pay. >> i can afford to do it because i'm old enough to retire. >> reporter: he also got help paying for his teacher training and certification from ibm, which says it's investing in its future workforce. this is getting the skills of a math or scientist in the real world in corporate america so kids can learn from that experience. >> they made their money. they put their kids through college and saying that was always my passion. >> reporter: ibm has put 31 teachers in the classroom so far, but it's a
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